Purpose of Grant

This competitive grant application provides the opportunity for applicants to bid on the fourteen (14) cities and towns that remain un-served as a result of the initial FY2015 CFCE competitive bid.  EEC may award grants to one or more vendor(s) who will provide all families with access to locally available comprehensive services and supports that strengthen families and promote optimal child development.

Eligibility Requirements

This is a competitive grant open to all vendors that are able to demonstrate through the submission of a successful grant application that they are able to meet the priorities and required services as outlined in this grant application. EEC expects to award funds to a vendor(s) providing the best value to the Commonwealth with the goal of identifying a vendor or vendors capable of providing coordinated family and community engagement services across all EEC regions, cities, towns, and communities. Vendors may apply to cover one or more of the  cities, towns, and communities listed below that are currently un-served by an FY2015 CFCE grantee.

FOR EXISTING FY 2015 CFCE GRANTEES INTERESTED IN EXPANSION OPPORTUNITIES, PLEASE GO TO THE FY 2015 CFCE EXPANSION GRANT APPLICATION POSTING.

Timeline

1. Grant Application Release/Posting: July 31, 2014

2. Submission of Intent to Bid: August 8, 2014 by 4:00 PM
Email Intent to Bid to: EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us                             

3. Submission of Written Inquiries: August 8, 2014  by 4:00 PM
Applicants must submit written inquiries to: EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us                                

4. Response to Written Inquiries: August 15, 2014 (estimated)

5. Submission Deadline: September 5, 2014 by 4:00 PM
Applicants must submit proposals to: EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us                                

6. Bidders are Notified of Awards: September 25, 2014 (estimated)

7. Grant Start Date: October 1, 2014 (estimated)                                                                                             

Application Information

Application Submission Information

In accordance with the submission requirements detailed below, all required documents, including the online application, budget workbook, narrative questions, attachments, and fiscal forms must be received at EEC’s Central Office by 
4:00 PM on September 5, 2014.

Online Application

The online portion of the Grant Application includes the following information that must be submitted online and printed as a PDF document. 
Note: A PDF document is created once an Applicant has clicked the Submit button of the Online Application.

  1. Contact Information (Part 1)
  2. Communities Served (Part 2)
  3. Languages Spoken (Part 3)
  4. Lead Agency Budget (Part 4)
  5. Subcontractor Budget (Part 5)
  6. FY2015 Budget Summary (Part 6a)
    1. FY2016 Proposed Budget Summary (Part 6b)
    2. FY2017 Proposed Budget Summary (Part 6c)
  7. Narrative Questions (Part 7) 
  8. Projected Deliverables (Part 8)
  9. Required Grant Forms (Part 9)
    1. CFCE Calendar of Activities
    2. In-Kind Contributions and Fundraising
    3. FY 2015 Local Advisory Council Sign-Off sheet
    4. PCHP Statistical Information (if applicable)
    5. Lead Agency Organizational Chart
  10. Checklist (Part 10)
  11. Cover Page (Part 11)

MA Standard Administrative Forms

Grantees must also complete and mail one original packet of the following forms with their Grant Application response (unless applicant already has these documents on file with the Commonwealth of MA)

EEC may disqualify any incomplete grant applications from consideration/review.

All of the following documents below must be submitted:

  • by mail with one (1) original (all signatures must be in blue ink) and three (3) copies:
    • The PDF document generated by the Online Application
      • With original signature on the Cover Page (Part 11) 
    • Required Grant Forms (located in the Online Application)
      • CFCE Calendar of Activities
      • In-Kind Contributions and Fundraising
      • FY 2015 Local Advisory Council Sign-Off sheet with original signatures
      • PCHP Statistical Information (if applicable)
      • Lead Agency Organizational Chart
    • The following forms are not located within the Online Application:
      • Program Organizational Chart (if applicable)
      • Bylaws
      • Copy of Indirect Cost Approval Letter (if you are claiming Indirect Cost)
  • Electronically
    • Required Grant Forms (submitted in the Online Application)
      • CFCE Calendar of Activities
      • In-Kind Contributions and Fundraising
      • FY 2015 Local Advisory Council Sign-Off sheet with original signatures (scanned copy)
      • PCHP Statistical Information (if applicable)
      • Lead Agency Organizational Chart
    • The following forms are not located within the Online Application and need to be sent in an email attachment:
      • Program Organizational Chart (if applicable)
      • Bylaws
      • Copy of Indirect Cost Approval Letter (if you are claiming Indirect Cost)

Please Note: The Required Grant Forms, Program Organizational Chart (if applicable),  Bylaws, and an Indirect Cost Approval Letter must be submitted as hard copies and submitted electronically as these do not print as part of the PDF document.

Grant applications will be considered incomplete if both hard copies and electronic copies are not received.

To: 
Department of Early Education and Care
FY2015/FY2016 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant-Round II
Agency Name, Program Name
Attention: Michele Smith, Grants Administration
51 Sleeper Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02210

Required Electronic Notification of Submissions:

  • Please send an email to EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us to notify us of your submission. Please include name of grant and name of your agency on the subject line of the email. Example: FY 2015 CFCE Grant, XYZ Community Program.

Additional Information

The following Appendices are for reference only; they do NOT need to be filled out by the Respondent or included in any response submitted.